The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) board of directors has decided to cancel the 2020 World Pork Expo in June due to COVID-19 human health concerns.
In 2019, the World Pork Expo was canceled "out of an abundance of caution" due to African swine fever's spread throughout China and other parts of Asia.
"While deeply disappointed to cancel this year's Expo, NPPC's board of directors unanimously agreed it was prudent to make this decision now," NPPC President Howard "A.V." Roth, a pork producer from Wauzeka, Wisc, said in a release. "By eliminating COVID 19-related uncertainty surrounding the event, we allow producers and others across the industry to focus on the essential role we play in the nation's food supply system at this critical time."